Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)


Yellow-rumped Antwren (Euchrepomis sharpei)


French: Grisin à croupion jaune German: Gelbbürzel-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí lomigualdo

Terenura sharpei


, 1901,

Quebrada Honda, Cochabamba, Bolivia




E slope of Andes in extreme S Peru (Cuzco, Puno) and W Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).

Descriptive notes

9·5–10·5 cm; 7–8 g. Male has black crown and nape, whitish supercilium, thin dark line through eye; back olive, lower back and rump yellow, tail greyish-olive;... read more


Loudsong a series of initially countable notes rising in pitch and shortening in length to become... read more


Canopy and subcanopy of montane evergreen forest, at 750–1700 m.

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds on insects, probably also spiders. Closely associated partners, individuals, or family groups forage mostly 10... read more


Almost nothing known. Season at Serranía Bellavista (La Paz) thought to be at least Jun–Jul; male with enlarged testes in late Jun;... read more


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Lower Yungas EBA. Has very small range, but within region where there are several large, recently... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2020). Yellow-rumped Antwren (Euchrepomis sharpei). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 27 February 2020).